Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in New York

There are a wide variety of programs available through universities offering criminal justice degrees. Below you will find a listing of schools by city as well as online criminal justice colleges that offer classes throughout New York.

New York, the Empire State, is the third most populous state in the union. Albany is the state capital, but New York City is the largest city as well as the most populous city in the country. New York has a rich Native American and colonial heritage, and some of the greatest American natural wonders, including Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, and the Adirondacks. Currently, the state is facing an 8.4 percent unemployment rating, which is lower than the national median of 9.5 percent. The public colleges in the state are a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The entire system consists of 64 community college, technical schools, undergraduate colleges and universities, including the University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Stony Brook. Some of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in the country are also located in New York, like Fordham University, Columbia University, and Cornell University. West Point, the U.S. Army academy is located in Newburgh, NY, on the banks of the Hudson River.

New York State reported a population of 19.5 million in 2009. With more than 905,000 crimes reported that year, the state maintained a crime index rate of 450,000. The greatest crimes committed involved property crimes (378,000), larceny and theft (318,000), violent crimes (75,000), and burglaries (63,000). With these statistics, New York ranks 49th in property crimes, 27th in murders, 50th in forcible rapes, 11th in robberies, 26th in aggravated assaults, 48th in burglaries, 49th in larcenies, and 46th in vehicle thefts. In violent crimes, New York ranked 25th in the country with 4.52 crimes committed per 1,000 residents. This average is on par with the national median of 4.7 crimes committed per 1,000 residents. Unfortunately, because of the state’s population density, especially near New York City, there are 175 crimes committed every one square miles, which is much greater than the national average of only 50 crimes committed per square mile.

Whether you’re interested in a degree in corrections, criminology, or any other bachelor’s or master’s justice degree, the search for finding the right criminal justice academy for you begins with requesting a free information packet from schools in your area by following the links below.

Online Colleges Offering Classes in NY

Kaplan University Capella University University of Phoenix

Albany Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus

Liverpool (Syracuse) Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus

Buffalo Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus

Long Island Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University Kaplan University Manhattan Kaplan University DeVry University

Interested in a criminal justice career in New York? Take a look at some of the best crime-fighting jobs in the state.

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

New York Employment: 580

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $34.81

New York Annual Mean Wage: $72,400

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

New York Employment: 4,120

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $26.05

New York Annual Mean Wage: $54,180

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

New York Employment: 34,860

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $25.77

New York Annual Mean Wage: $53,600

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

New York Employment: 1,460

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $38.90

New York Annual Mean Wage: $80,920

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

New York Employment: 9,200

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $32.95

New York Annual Mean Wage: $68,530

First Line Supervisors/ Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

New York Employment: 4,030

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $34.98

New York Annual Mean Wage: $72,760

First Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

New York Employment: 12,520

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $42.76

New York Annual Mean Wage: $88,940

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

New York Employment: 3,400

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $59.15

New York Annual Mean Wage: $123,040

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

New York Employment: 1,720

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $21.34

New York Annual Mean Wage: $44,400

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

New York Employment: 66,880

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $73.42

New York Annual Mean Wage: $152,710

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

New York Employment: 25,760

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $28.91

New York Annual Mean Wage: $60,140

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

New York Employment: 54,480

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $28.93

New York Annual Mean Wage: $60,180

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

New York Employment: 1,020

New York Hourly Mean Wage: $23.74

New York Annual Mean Wage: $49,390

Data Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes